So is he or isnt he

Belleville, IL

#1 Feb 1, 2009
I have been following the saga of bobby boyard. dont know the guy, but you guys are telling such a nailbiter of a scenario. there still isnt an obit or a story in the newspapers. does anyone know for sure.
are you dumb

East Saint Louis, IL

#2 Feb 1, 2009
Oh course the man is dead why else would people be saying it if it werent true. Yes Bobby Byard is dead people where at the bar collecting money for his funeral last nite. Why dont you dumb f**ks leave this alone and let the man rest in peace.

Belleville, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2009
i am not dumb.....i have been caught up in this soap opera that has been posted on here. i dont live in cahokia....i live in ofallon. its amazing that one person swears one thing is true and others swear something totally opposite is true. i have no idea what the truth is. i am trying to discern that. since there is no obit and no story in the paper, i thought someone here might know. so dont you call me dumb. i am just interested.
yes it is true

Waterloo, IL

#4 Feb 1, 2009
yes he passed away.. really why would some one lie about something like this..

everyone is totally devastated by this, sorry the obit hasnt been posted yet. But really they dont have to post one. When my aunt died an obit was never submitted.

For those of you that want to pay your respects the wake is Tuesday night 4-8 at Brauns.. then the funeral is Wednesday morning.

Belleville, IL

#5 Feb 1, 2009
thank you yiit...i am very sorry to hear its true. i didnt mean to be rude or mean or anything. i just watch this forum and got caught up in all that has gone on the last couple weeks. it is so unbelievable that it sounds like its made up. know what i mean? im sorry if i insulted anyone or angered anyone. i just wondered what happened.
non believer

Belleville, IL

#6 Feb 1, 2009
I don't think it is true. Nothing in the paper and if they don't run a obituary, there is still the name listed. Braun's does not have a listing of him either on their web site. It's a hoax.Call the funeral home and they will tell you.
No he is not dead

Belleville, IL

#7 Feb 1, 2009
Well folks, this guy is supposed to be laid out at Braun's Funeral Home and he isn't there. His family ands friends made this up.

Belleville, IL

#9 Feb 1, 2009
Did you read the conversations? That should tell you something.

Waterloo, IL

#10 Feb 2, 2009
you think they are just gonna tell you whatever you want to know?? plz. ppl have the right to privacy. the man is gone!
How could someone pull something like this off? are you serious? some of you ppl are just unbelievable.
People that matter the most to him know what is going on and thats all that matters! The family does not have to list sh*t in the papers. If you dont know about it then you probably arent welcome to fukn be there!

Waterloo, IL

#11 Feb 2, 2009

East Saint Louis, IL

#12 Feb 2, 2009
Thanks for posting the web site. I can't believe people would argue about whether or not someone was dead. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Some things such as posting an obituary at the funeral home don't get done over the weekend!

Belleville, IL

#13 Feb 2, 2009
4thenonbelievers wrote: fm
thank you for the link. im deeply sorry for the family. a young man's passing is really hard to bear.
stir it up

United States

#14 Feb 2, 2009
its funny how they swear it was asthma and he died at home why does it say it was at Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East St. Louis, IL. only thing i can think of it was heroin!

Redmond, WA

#18 Feb 2, 2009
That`s just too damn young to die!I feel for his family.He left 3 children behind.So sorry to hear this news.Just one wierd question?Why would someone lie about this news.That would be a sick thing to do.
for the retarded people

East Saint Louis, IL

#19 Feb 2, 2009
He is dead. And you people really need to get a life other than argue about if a kid is dead or not. Especially if you dont know him! He didnt die from heroin, so drop it! He was a good guy.

Belleville, IL

#20 Feb 2, 2009
Have you read the posts these people are writing? There is your answer.

Mesa, AZ

#21 Feb 5, 2009
A lot of people keep stating they can't find an obituary... I found it online in maybe 10 seconds FYI

go to and type in his last name and it pulls right up.

and here's a copy of it...

Robert James "Bobby" Bayard II
Robert Bayard II
Robert James "Bobby" Bayard II, 29, of Cahokia, Ill., born Oct. 28, 1979, in St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill.
Mr. Bayard was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Roscoe Bayard; and great-grandmother, Elizabeth Tate.
Surviving are his wife, Nicole Bayard; three children, Austin Bayard, Aubrey Bayard (her mother, Andrea Wilson), Avah Bayard (her mother, Tabitha Carner); mother, Alice Bayard of Valmeyer, Ill.; his father, Robert James Bayard Sr., of Grants Pass, Ore.; father-in-law, Steve Hunsaker Sr.; mother-in-law, Louise Hunsaker; two brothers, Richard (Chris) Cline of St. Charles, Mo., and David (Christina) Baur II of Fairview Heights, Ill.; two sisters, Deborah Baker of St. Charles, Mo., and twin sister, Robin Estep of Wentzville, Mo.; and brother-in-law, Craig (Kim) Hunsaker. He was a dear grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. 2009, at Braun Colonial Funeral Home in Cahokia, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Hunsaker officiating. Burial in Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, Ill.

Victoria _Bobbys niece

Waterloo, IL

#22 Feb 17, 2009
Yes my uncle is dead...and for all of you who think it is a lie...Well its not...he was loved by so many people why would we lie about it...he left 3 beautiful kids and possibly 2 on the way...if anyone would like to contact me my email is [email protected]

Arlington, TX

#23 Jun 22, 2015
I've been following this story. Had no idea Bobby died and his wife did , and then poor Dustin. Can anyone elaborate on this heart break. A former Illinois

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